Solar to hydrogen
Renewable energy combined with water electrolysis to produce hydrogen
Thermodynamic modelling and experimental testing is being used to study and improve state-of-the-art hydrogen refueling stations, refueling process, and onboard fuel storage tanks.
Hydrogen provides a critical pathway to diversify the use of intermittent, renewable electricity (e.g., via electrolysis, power-to-gas or energy storage schemes, etc.).
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF HYDROGEN FUEL SUPPLY CHAIN: THE CASE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
New technology penetration into the transportation system requires a balance between the vehicle growth and supply chain development. However, sufficient initial fueling or charging network coverage needs to be created well in advance of vehicle rollout. Considering the significant capital investment which will be followed by a long period of underutilization, the new supply chain will face a long period of negative cash flow.
This research aims to design a methodological framework for the sustainable development of the hydrogen supply chain (HSC) in British Columbia for a 30 year time frame, i.e., minimize costs and environmental impact.
The mathematical framework will be able to adopt different rollout policies and incentive plans and update the optimization based on different motivators and constraints.